Welcome to New Village Press
The first publisher to serve the emerging field of community building!
Communities are the cauldron of social change, and the healthiest, most sustainable changes spring from the grassroots. New Village Press focuses on works about creative, citizen-initiated efforts — useful, inspiring news about effective social transformation. Our nonfiction books profile innovative solutions to seemingly intractable social, environmental, and economic challenges. New Village Press is a 501c3 nonprofit, a division of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility. Our books are distributed to the book trade by Consortium/Perseus.
Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building
With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span more than forty years, this book offers a seminal treatise on the community-based design practices of participatory planning and advocacy architecture.
From Foreclosure to Fair Lending
Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
A new wave of fair housing activism in the face of foreclosures points to what must be done now in the United States to make meaningful progress toward the goals of equitable access to credit and equal opportunity.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."
Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.
Service-Learning in Design and Planning
Educating at the Boundaries
Urban planning and architecture educators challenge traditional community-university relationships by modeling meaningful and reciprocal partnerships.
Dandelion School Blossoms
Awakening Creativity shows in gloriously illustrated detail how Lily Yeh guides a participatory process of artistic expression that uplifts a distressed community. Her open, joyful approach to artmaking is a model for building healthy cultural esteem.
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hands-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization.